ABOUT THE ARTWORK
The “Paris profile” (pt. Perfil de Paris) is an illustration by the duo Vimoc and belongs to our Golden Edition, a series of artworks on the beaty of nature and city architecture. In this artwork the artists seek to recover the portuguese tradition of the application of gilt wood carving, combining it with a homage to Paris, the city of love. In this illustration, the Eiffel Tower stands out, a 19th century iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris, which has become a world icon in France, largely due to the grandeur attributed to it by cinema. It is 324 meters high, making it the tallest building in the city. Through this artwork we travel to the city of love at any time and and we are enveloped in the magic and elegance of the French spirit.
A folha de ouro é aquilo que diferencia o nosso trabalho dos demais […] A nossa intenção é realçar a arquitetura e ir buscar a tradição portuguesa da aplicação da talha dourada.” – “Gold leaf is what differentiates our work from others […] Our intention is to highlight the architecture and recall the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving. (VIMOC)
Vítor Costa and Elsa Duarte (Vimoc Project) are architects and designers with a passion for the art of urban representation in its most varied aspects. A duo with a Portuguese soul and origin in the city of Porto that creates and develops unique and different illustrations, with manual application of gold leaf, with the intention of highlighting the architecture and taking the Portuguese tradition of the application of gilded woodcarving, linked to the product design based on rasing hand drawing. The exhibitions “PORTOguese Soul” (2017), at Founders Founders, and “ALMAPORTOguesa” (2018), at Tenente Valadim Space, particularly marked their artistic path.